Cavalcade in memory of veterans and victims of World War II

Cavalcade in memory of veterans and victims of World War II
Members of the Russian School in Cork who will take part in a cavalcade to remember the veterans of World War II in Cork this weekend.

A cavalcade to commemorate veterans and victims of World War II will be held in Cork city on Sunday. 

The event is organised by the Russian School in Cork and is dedicated to the memory of those who fought against Nazi fascism.

There will be a gathering of families that have lost family members in the war. 

The event will take place at 3pm with a performance by children from the Russian School in Cork - Ireland's second largest Russian school.

Participants will be invited to take part in a cavalcade, escorted by Gardaí to Fitzgerald Park, where flowers will be thrown from the Shaky Bridge into the River Lee in the memory of veterans of the army or navy. 

Organisers are inviting any members of the public to take part in the event, regardless of nationality, citizenship, religion or political views. 

Coordinator Tatiana Zhinzhina said: "Last year we had 52 cars taking part in cavalcade and many people who came by foot to the park to join the main event.

"The Russian speaking community feels responsible for the commemoration because there were over 28 million people from the Soviet Union who gave their life for the victory in the Second World War. 

"We affiliate our commemoration event with the 9th of May - a national holiday in Russia and some other post-Soviet Union states, which celebrates the defeat of the Nazi Germany in World War II.

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